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Watch out, tiny Tokyo. I’m coming for you.

So, okay. Gail and I proofed the book, like, a million times. Then I proofed the cover with Emma about a thousand times. And then I re-proofed the cover *and* the fucking book another eleventybillion times as recently as this morning, nearly making me late to pick up little O. at the bus stop because I had to start running the CreateSpace proofer-thingie (THIS IS SCIENCE. DO NOT FUCK WITH ME) after the proof got sent back to me at 10:30a this morning. I was trying to finish it pre-work so it would hopefully come back to me post work. And it did. And I was all, YAAAAAAAAY! LET’S GET THIS FUCKING EMPIRE STARTED, PARTY PEOPLE! And I clicked the button. Maybe tomorrow it would show up, I figured.

Instead I got a polite email saying it would take 5-7 business days to show up on Amazon. FIVE. TO. SEVEN. FUCKING. BUSINESS. DAYS.

Bitches, I fucking proofed everything using *your* tech! A bunch of times! I super super proofed it for formatting errors. 5-7 days for what? PRINT, GODDAMNIT, PRINT!

Yes, okay. Logically, I know from previous publishing experiences that the publishing world usually moves at the rate of a speeding glacier (3-6 months if you’re really lucky) and that this is really pretty quick. Β But I’ve been busting my ass on this book for the last year and I want to see some action!

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooow. </Veruca Salt>

I need a chocolate peanut butter cupcake from Trader Joe’s, stat.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters. Β 


5 Responses

  1. lol! It won’t take that long. You know that whole under promise/over deliver approach to customer service? Yeah, they do that. I understand the frustration though. Keep a weather eye out, you’ll probably see it in 24-48 hours. πŸ™‚

  2. It took a couple of days for my book to be available on Amazon when I published through CreateSpace’ 5-7 is probably longer than it will really take.
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  3. Enjoy your cupcake. πŸ™‚
    Also: Your tiny godzilla is adorable. πŸ˜€
    I… have no earthly notion whether 5-7 Days is accurate or over-estimating how long it will take in order to cover their own asses.
    None the less: You did your bit! You are awesome! Go you, witchy author! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
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